Iowa Security and Medical Facility

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Iowa Security and Medical Facility
Established 1967
Opened 1969
Current Status Active
Building Style Cottage Plan
Location Oakdale, IA
Alternate Names
  • Iowa Medical and Classification Center


In 1967, the State Legislature authorized the creation of the Iowa Security and Medical Facility at Oakdale. A modern psychiatric hospital for the evaluation and treatment of both men and women was built on a 54.4 acre site near Iowa City. When completed in 1969, the building consisted of three patient units totaling 81 beds. At the time of its completion, IMCC was considered to be in part of the country-side, away from the major populations of the cities of Iowa City, Coralville and North Liberty. Today it is surrounded by the major metropolitan areas of those three cities. Condos, restaurants and malls are now where escape posts used to be located. [1]